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Natural Bad Breath Remedies

Bad breath is an offensive odor coming from the mouth. The most common cause is poor digestion. Some say constipation may also cause bad breath. Medications which block or reduce stomach acid may cause bad breath. Sinus problems may also be a cause. Very rarely, bad breath may be a sign of tuberculosis, syphilis, cancer, or even AIDS. Other causes include smelly foods (sardines, garlic, onions, salami, or other strong smelling foods), hunger, or dental problems. Remember to have regular dental checkups. Modern medicine doesn’t usually treat bad breath unless a severe medical problem is seen.

Bad breath is not treated by doctors with the exception of examining teeth for infection or to give antibiotics for recurring sinus infections. The natural way to get rid of bad breath is to find the cause. Remember, the cause could be as simple constipation or stress.

First, eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, soda pop, and fast foods. These things disturb the digestion and contribute to bad breath. Chewing gum may stimulate saliva and better digestion. Further, eating parsley or chewing anise or fennel seeds are natural ways to refresh bad breath.

Next, use supplements to help better digestion; using HCL (to break down proteins in food) with meals or even Papaya to increase digestion and reduce constipation. Also, remember to drink plenty of water; stay hydrated.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body's ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results -- your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Bad Breath - Strengthening Digestion

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >

Angelica – valuable for the respiratory system, warming and decongestive, it helps improve digestion.

Cascara sagrada – a gentle herbal laxative, helps improve digestion.

Chamomile – for stimulating digestion, and avoiding or treating gas and bloating; also anti-inflammatory.

Elecampane – used for both sinus and nasal congestion. It is also better and helps digestive function.

Fennel – breaks up gas, improves digestion, milk licorice taste.

Ginger – great for congestion, warming, helps digestion.

Peppermint – to stimulate digestion.


Cell Salts to Help with Bad Breath

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts >

#3 Calc sulph 6X – to detoxify and improve digestion
#6 Kali phos 6X – bad breath, dry mouth from stress conditions
#9 Nat mur 6X – hot bad breath, loss of taste and smell, cankers and fever blisters, dryness
#11 Nat sulph 6X – bitter taste, digestive problems from liver issue


Bad Breath Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy >

Arsenicum album – bad breath with burning and cankers; very thirsty; perfectionist, restless, very organized and nervous; stress; symptoms better from warmth and movement.

Carbo veg – cold breath; bitter taste; cankers; gas and bloating; indigestion.

Carbolicum acid – severe bad breath and constipation; burning in mouth; dry painful lips; allergic reactions and super sensitive smell; sweating, weakness; fearful of disease.

Chelidonium – digestive problems especially with gallbladder or liver problems; can’t tolerate fats.

Lachesis – intense people with problems on the left side of the body. Can’t stand anything tight around their neck.

Mercurius sol – thirsty; excessive saliva; sweet taste in mouth; cankers; gums spongy and bleed easily; temperature sensitive person.

Nitricum acid – bloody saliva; ulcers on soft palate with sharp splinter-like pains; gums swollen, spongy; has a negative attitude; corners of mouth sore; wors in the cold.

Nux vomica – sour bad bitter taste on waking; bloody saliva at night; bad temper, irritable; craves stimulants and alcohol.

Pulsatilla – sweet saliva; crack in middle lower lip; licks lips; not thirsty; alternation of tastes (changeable); food leaves after taste; weepy, fear of being abandoned.

Silicea – excess saliva; bad taste morning; canker sores; gum boils; sensitive to cold air and water.

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